My Acubalance journey started in May 2013. My periods had been extremely painful since my early 20s and were getting more unbearable every year. My husband and I were still struggling to conceive after more than 2 years of actively trying. At 38, I knew our chances of ever having a baby were diminishing. By chance, I saw an announcement on Facebook for a workshop on improving egg quality and fertility presented by Lorne, and convinced my...
My journey with Acubalance began in early May of 2014. My husband and I were having difficulty conceiving our 2nd child. I was 41 years old, and recently diagnosed with high FSH / early perimenopause. Shortly after that diagnosis from my GP, I had my telephone consultation with Dr.
The following email was sent to Dr. Lorne Brown from a couple who did not live in Vancouver. They had been diagnosed with male factor infertility and had traveled to Vancouver for a consult at Acubalance. After taking a detailed history of both the husband and wife and feeling her pulse, he felt confident that they actually arrived in his office pregnant and that she may not need any fertility treatments. But just in case, he provided both...
In my 38th week of pregnancy I was told that my blood platelet count had fallen to a level low enough to put my plan for a homebirth in jeopardy.
This is my first pregnancy and I was pretty upset that this option might be taken away so close to my due date. A midwife friend of mine recommended acupuncture and pointed me in the direction of Emilie Salomons at Acubalance.
Pregnancy workshops by Dr. Emilie Salomons Dr.TCM, FABORM, Doula
'I got so much out of your workshop, and am so impressed with the resources that parents have access to in your area. Thank you for doing what you do, and for the generous spirit you bring to your work. Those Vancouver-area families are truly fortunate to have you...'
Our son Heath turned one year old yesterday. Of course, as with most milestones, we were reflecting on our past year with Heath and our journey to get there.
I just want to express our thanks again for helping us get pregnant.
Heath is such a joy in our life and I don't think it would've happened if you hadn't identified my body's needs so comprehensively. We really appreciated your kindness and expertise...
When my husband and I decided to have another baby, we assumed it would be easy, as it had only taken one month to get pregnant with our first. And it was, until we miscarried at about five or six weeks along. After the miscarriage we actively tried for a year and a half without success. We were lost, and felt discouraged. Our Dr.’s were of little help, and although we had been referred to a gynecologist, we got no-where. Our Doctors said we...
At 34 weeks I discovered my baby was breech.
I had an ECV scheduled with an OB to flip the baby manually at 36.5 weeks if the baby would not flip on its own by then.
As soon as I found out I started weekly treatments with Acubalance with acupuncture and moxibustion. They were very helpful and also sent me home with some moxibustion sticks to use on my own to help turn the baby.